Guide to the William W. Eitel Papers, ca. 1972-1979

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Guide to the William W. Eitel Papers, ca. 1972-1979

Collection number: M0940

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1999
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William W. Eitel Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1972-1979
Collection number: Special Collections M0940
Creator: Eitel, William W.
Extent: 5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Gift of Paul Thekan, 1997.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] William W. Eitel Papers, M0940, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

William W. Eitel joined Heinz & Kaufman in 1929; he was manager of the tube manufacturing department for five years. He was a co-founder of Eitel-McCollough Inc. (EIMAC), now a division of Varian Associates. In 1950 Mr. Eitel was awarded the Navy Distinguished Public Service award for contributions to the electron tube art during World War II. January 1, 1953, he received the grade of Fellow in The Institute of Radio Engineers and was a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California. Mr. Eitel was a member of the board of trustees of the Foundation for Nutrition and Stress Research; Chairman of the Board of OSCAR, Inc., a satellite company, and was the owner and operator of the Sutro Ranch and Laboratory in Dayton, Nevada.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the papers of William W. Eitel, co-founder of Eitel-McCollough, Inc. and a distinguished engineer. Included are papers depicting the 1970's battle between private Ham Radio operators and the Federal Government over radio wave rights, his involvement with several technical firms and Ham Radio organizations, and personal correspondence with many friends and associates. The collection mainly contains documents regarding Mr. Eitel from 1972-1978.

Access Terms

Eitel-McCullough, Inc.
Eimac Division of Varian, Inc.
Electronic industries.
Science--History.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

ARRL/FCC Report 7/9/73

Box 1, Folder 2

ARRL Report 1/15/74

Box 1, Folder 3

ARRL & the space program 5/7/75

Box 1, Folder 4

ARRL Foundation letters 1974

Box 1, Folder 5

ARRL (Huntoon, Kelleher, Cotterell, Dennison, etc.) 1972

Box 1, Folder 6

ARRL and amateur radio 1973-76

Box 1, Folder 7

ARRL Board of Directors 1972-73

Box 1, Folder 8

ARRL Pacific division 1972-76

Box 2, Folder 1

Wical/Stilwell Campaign 1973

Box 2, Folder 2

Booth, Robert M. Jr. 1972-76

Box 2, Folder 3

Chapman, Robert 1972-74

Box 2, Folder 4

Clark, Victor 1972-76

Box 2, Folder 5

Compton, Charles 1972-74

Box 2, Folder 6

Dannals, Harry 1974-76

Box 2, Folder 7

Dannals, Harry 1973

Box 2, Folder 8

Dannals, Harry 1972

Box 2, Folder 9

Kelleher, Jack 1973

Box 2, Folder 10

Huber, Louis 1973

Box 2, Folder 11

Huntoon, John 1973-74

Box 2, Folder 12

Price, Larry 1973-76

Box 2, Folder 13

Shima, Larry 1972-76

Box 3, Folder 1

Waters, Don 1973

Box 3, Folder 2

Project OSCAR 1972-73

Box 3, Folder 3

OSCAR 7 Satellite 1974

Box 3, Folder 4

OSCAR Executive Committee 1973

Box 3, Folder 5

Biographies: Root, Carter, Hoover Jr. Eitel, Walker Not Dated

Box 3, Folder 6

A Typical Day at the Sutro Ranch 1972

Box 3, Folder 7

Spirit of '76/ OSCAR Satellite 1972

Box 3, Folder 8

Project OSCAR (Spirit of '76) 1972

Box 3, Folder 9

Vincent, Ray 1972-74

Box 3, Folder 10

Eitel, Bill (DC Trip Report) 3/72

Box 3, Folder 11

Diagnostic Data, Inc. (DDI) 1968-76

Box 3, Folder 12

Market Outlook 1975

Box 3, Folder 14

Address and Phone Number List Not Dated

Box 3, Folder 15

ARRL Correspondence 1977

Box 3, Folder 16

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1977-78

Box 4, Folder 1

Letters to Senators 1977-78

Box 4, Folder 2

Anderson, Dexter 6/10/77

Box 4, Folder 3

Booth, Bob 4/21/78

Box 4, Folder 4

Breeding, Chuck 10/4/77 6/6/77

Box 4, Folder 5

Clark, Victor C. 5/29/77

Box 4, Folder 6

Cotterell, Charles M. 1978

Box 4, Folder 7

Davidoff, Martin (AMSAT) 2/2/77

Box 4, Folder 8

Davis, Tom 6/10/77

Box 4, Folder 9

Collins, Arthur A. 1977

Box 4, Folder 10

Draft of Fundraising Letter 2/9/77

Box 4, Folder 11

Guatemala 1976

Box 4, Folder 12

Erickson, Ero 8/10/77

Box 4, Folder 13

Expense Report 6/17/77

Box 4, Folder 14

Fogetti, Howard 2/16/77

Box 4, Folder 15

Green, Wayne 1977

Box 4, Folder 16

Gartsman, Harry 8/4/77

Box 4, Folder 17

Blank Graph Paper Not Dated

Box 4, Folder 18

Ham Radio 1/26/77

Box 4, Folder 19

Hatherell, George 1978

Box 4, Folder 20

Hesler, Ron Jr. 2/2-2/5/78

Box 4, Folder 21

Holsen, Paul 6/10/77

Box 4, Folder 22

Hoover, Herbert III 5/3/78

Box 4, Folder 23

Houghton, David 1977

Box 4, Folder 24

Hurd, Pete 1977-78

Box 4, Folder 25

Hunsaker, George L. 2/14/77

Box 4, Folder 26

Johnson, John (FCC) 2/10/77

Box 4, Folder 27

Joy, Fred L. 2/10/77

Box 4, Folder 28

Klien, Perry (AMSAT) 1977-78

Box 4, Folder 29

Koyle, Myron R. 2/15/77

Box 4, Folder 30

Majerus, Florence 5/26/77

Box 4, Folder 31

Mallory, Col. R.R. AUS Ret. 1977

Box 4, Folder 32

Martin, John 3/27/77

Box 4, Folder 33

Martin, Col. Robert G. 1977

Box 4, Folder 34

Meyer, Armin 10/17/77

Box 4, Folder 35

Meyer, Stuart 1977

Box 4, Folder 36

Milius, Gay Jr. 4/4/77

Box 4, Folder 37

Millen, James 6/9/77

Box 4, Folder 38

Mode Amateur Radio Station Not Dated

Box 4, Folder 39

Perrine, George E. 1977

Box 4, Folder 40

Purinton, Richard M. 10/77

Box 4, Folder 41

QCWA Convention 7/31/77

Box 4, Folder 42

Rider, John F. 10/10/77

Box 4, Folder 43

Robinson, R.H. 6/15/77

Box 4, Folder 44

Shear, Herbert Jr. 6/77

Box 4, Folder 45

Smith, Ether 6/7/77

Box 4, Folder 46

Smith, Howard K. (ABC News) 4/45/77

Box 4, Folder 47

Stoll, Dr. E.D., K2TO 6/2/77

Box 4, Folder 48

Summer, Dave 7/28/76

Box 4, Folder 49

Talley, David 1977

Box 4, Folder 50

Target Publishers 10/12/77

Box 4, Folder 51

Walker, Prose 12/21/77

Box 4, Folder 52

White, Robert 6/24/77

Box 4, Folder 53

Noble, Armond 3/15/77

Box 4, Folder 54

Five Star Club 10/77

Box 4, Folder 55

ARRL Foundation 1975-76

Box 4, Folder 56

GWARC 3/25/76

Box 4, Folder 57

ARS Position- WARC '79 2/17/76

Box 4, Folder 58

FCC- Higgenbotham, Johnson, Wiley, etc. 1975

Box 5, Folder 1

ARRL 1975/76

Box 5, Folder 2

ARRLF Resignation 5/15/76

Box 5, Folder 3

Hoover-Dannals Letter 1/7/76

Box 5, Folder 4

ARRL Foundation 1976

Box 5, Folder 5

Telegraph Key with a Memory 7/63

Box 5, Folder 6

V Beam Antenna 2/1/76

Box 5, Folder 7

RSGB Bulletin Radio Communication 2/11/75 (re:11/75)

Box 5, Folder 8

Hoover Letter (Hurd & Klien) 1/24/76

Box 5, Folder 9

Comments- ARRL Board Meeting 1/21/76

Box 5, Folder 10

Pacific Division Organization Plan 1/31/76

Box 5, Folder 11

Comments- HF/VHF/UHL Allocation 12/9/75

Box 5, Folder 12

WARC Foundation- Satellite Plan 1/21/76

Box 5, Folder 13

Contributions of the AMSAT Program 2/20/76

Box 5, Folder 14

Tiffany Letter 1/23/76

Box 5, Folder 15

Bill Ham Activities 1976

Box 5, Folder 16

Discussion with Cart Smith 6/21/76

Box 5, Folder 17

Rain Static 2/1/75

Box 5, Folder 18

Bill Ham Activities 1975

Box 5, Folder 19

ARRL Agency Relationship Chart 2/16/75

Box 5, Folder 20

ARRLF Donations 4/26/76

Box 5, Folder 21

Integrated Mode Radio Station 1976

Box 5, Folder 22

Activity Chart 12/21/75

Box 5, Folder 23

Worldradio- Ero Erickson 7/75 & 4/76

Box 5, Folder 24

Executive Committee Meeting 1/76

Box 6, Folder 1

Five Star Award Club 1977

Box 6, Folder 2

WARC 1979

Box 6, Folder 3

Sutro Ranch 1968-75

Box 6, Folder 4

Walker, A. Prose 1969-77

Box 6, Folder 5

Business Cards & Postcards Not Dated

Box 6, Folder 6

Bill Eitel, Ham Activities 1976

Box 6, Folder 7

AMSAT 1976

Box 7, Folder 1

AMSAT (Klien, Daniels) 1972-75

Box 7, Folder 2

Dear OM Letter 2/24/75

Box 7, Folder 3

VP 2 VL Log 11/12-15/72

Box 7, Folder 4

Bill Eitel, Ham Activities 1975

Scope and Content Note

Box 7, Folder 5

Bill Eitel, Ham Activities 1974

Box 7, Folder 6

Bill Eitel, Ham Activities 1973

Box 8, Folder 1

ARS Conflict/ FCC Electronic News Article 2/25/73 / Not Dated

Box 8, Folder 2

Dear om 1,2,3 3/12-14/73

Box 8, Folder 3

Oscillator Reports 10/31 & 12/33

Box 8, Folder 4

Tape Correspondence 1960-74

Box 8, Folder 5

Barsody, Commander B. Frank 5-6/75

Box 8, Folder 6

CW & Five Star 8/29/74

Box 8, Folder 7

Five Star Club Award Master 1974

Scope and Content Note

Box 8, Folder 8

Col. Clair Foster 7/20/72

Box 8, Folder 9

Goldwater, Barry 1973

Box 8, Folder 10

HK255 Gammatron (photos) 1/22/75

Box 8, Folder 11

Hoover Letter to Clark 10/24/74

Box 8, Folder 12

HR Report (Jim Fisk) 5-6/74

Box 8, Folder 13

Huntley, Gred W6RNC 1/29/75

Box 8, Folder 14

McMahon Report 1974-75

Box 8, Folder 15

Martin, Ron 1972-76

Box 8, Folder 16

Maxwell, James 1974

Box 8, Folder 17

NCDXF 1974-76

Box 8, Folder 18

Tanny, Armand WA6NMY 1/31/75

Box 8, Folder 19

Twiggy (Ed Biro K6NB) 1-2/75

Box 8, Folder 20

Walton, Bob 1973-74

Box 8, Folder 21

WARC-79/WG/AM 4/9/75

Box 8, Folder 22

WARC Proposition 3/8/74

Box 8, Folder 23

White, R.F. (Bob) W6PY 1/29/75

Box 8, Folder 24

Windle, W.H. FOC 1974-75

Box 8, Folder 25

Amateur Satellite Service Committee 1972-76

Box 9, Folder 1

Amateur Radio Space Communication Program- ASSC-AMSAT-OSCAR 10/12/72

Box 9, Folder 2

OSCAR, Inc. 1973

Box 9, Folder 3

Formation of ARRL-ISRU Space Committee 5/14/72

Box 9, Folder 4

Goals of ARRL- ISRU Space Committee 5/14/72

Box 9, Folder 5

Charts- OSCAR, ARRL 1973-75

Box 9, Folder 6

Docket No. 19852 10/25/73

Box 9, Folder 7

Docket No. 20282 1975

Box 9, Folder 8

Hoover, Tete "Herb Hoover Memorial" 1972-76

Box 9, Folder 9

Lievsay, Claude Jr. 1973

Box 9, Folder 10

McQuatters, Earl 6/14/72

Box 9, Folder 11

Nose, Katashi 1972

Box 9, Folder 12

Okeeffee, Dr. Vincent 8/29/72

Box 9, Folder 13

Outline of OSTG 5/5/72

Box 9, Folder 14

Outline- Purpose of 5/18/72 Meeting (OSTG) 5/18/72

Box 9, Folder 15

OSTG Masters 5/14/72

Box 10, Folder 1

Success Story 1985

Box 10, Folder 2

Film: Success Story (16mm negative and soundtrack) 12/15/85